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drawing, printmaking

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

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Date of Death:

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Oshutsiak Pudlat was born in Amadjuak, NU in 1909. He first started drawing in September 1980 while living in Kinngait, NU, when he illustrated the memories of his brother, Simeonie, who established a Lapland reindeer farm in Armadjuak in 1922. Oshutsiak's drawing style is unique, including large torsos, scenes of hunting, and the imaginary.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Revealing the Truth of the Artist's Hand 1995 Judith Nasby
Arctic Expressions Inuit Art and the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council 1961-1989 1994 Susan Gustavison
When the Whalers were up North 1994 Dorothy Eber


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Asingit: Inuit Art Mar - Apr 2003 Macdonald Stewart Art Gallery
Then and Now: Inuit Prints from 1962-2002 Jan 2003 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Die Kunst aus der Arktis/Art in Stone June -July 2000 Canadian Arctic Gallery

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada

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May 16, 2019 Profile edited by Heather Parker
May 16, 2019 Profile edited by Heather Parker